Skip to comments.Lugar fallout: GOP senators fret about '14
Posted on 05/09/2012 2:44:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Theres a new rule in American politics: Republican senators and Senate hopefuls who are too close to Washington and show streaks of moderation are toast or most certainly poised for a grilling of their lifetime...
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OTOH, I think sometimes we Tea Partiers despair too much when we don't win every battle. That is wrong, too.
Change takes time...incrementally is often the only way to reach the goal.
You know - I never thought about it but you’re right! You can count on the media ignoring the obvious so that they can keep pretending to the public that the Tea Party is a “fringe group” - especially now that their “pet group” of Occupiers is being exposed as nothing more than lazy criminals and terrorists. Funny how the planned bridge explosion news died the same day it started when it was Occupier organizers who were involved. Had this been Tea Party organizers, we would STILL be reading about it every day and the Tea Party would be all but eliminated as a credible group.
All this fretting about the demise of the moderate republican amuses me. Please find me a moderate democrat. Please, anywhere. Find me a democrats who’s not a socialist.
America doesn't want Liberals and it doesn't want squishy Moderates!
Thad Cochran needs to retire
The last moderate Democrat was Tip O’Neil.
Thank you for your thoughts. They give us hope.
I'm not so sure. I think he was a closet Marxist who managed to keep it hidden well.
The peons and peasants are gettin uppity...
Once enough Tea Party candidates win I hope a move is made for term limits.
The tea party completely blew it and got hosed with the presidential primary by not selecting, backing and uniting behind a legitimately small-government (but not Ron Paul wacko) candidate after the 2010 victories.
Tea Party wins - back page.
When you think about John F. Kennedy was a moderate Democrat, would be a conservative Republican by today’s standards.
The last moderate Democrat was Zel Miller.
Will some commies now cross the aisle to the conservative side, same as a looger did for commies.
I fart in his general direction.
scumbag johnny kerry [insider trader extraordinaire] po’d that looger lost, now it’s one less commie...
Tip O’Neil? I remember him as a leftest House Speaker, who cooperated with Reagan only because Carter had almost ruined the country.
I agree. We don't need to adopt the dishonest tactics of the left, but we should emulate their doggedness in pursuing their goals.
...”The fact that anyone would be able to be in office 40 years pisses me off”...
And that is the BIG problem. People in a bubble for that long loose comprehension of what our government is. They get busy feathering their own nest and do not give two hoots about the rest of us. They also become enamored with the D.C. culture which lives and breathes on tax payer money and big bucks from lobbyists. It sometimes feels like we are living under a big scam run by people who have never had a real job.
I can tell you this. When either one of my Georgia Senators comes up for a primary, I will vote for the other contender if there is one. I cannot in good conscience vote for either of them again.
, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, assessing Lugars problems.
And own a house, he added.
.....it won’t be enough for you Graham.
Fox and Friends just finsihed with former NJ senator Tom Bradley, lamenting the ‘death of compromise’ and blaming the Tea party. These people make me ill.
Do they not remember what started this? President “We won, Eric”, Nancy Pelosi running her side roughshod over the opposition on that frikking healthcare bill and completely shutting Republicans out of any discussions, all while the so called ‘compromisers’ on our side were in a collective ‘oh dear’ sigh, lamenting the “tone” in Washington?
All the Tea Party did was run and elect candidates that will bring the fight right back to their doorstep with a loud and clear “NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL” The hell with the permanent political class.
“Once enough Tea Party candidates win I hope a move is made for term limits. “
Absolutely correct!!, If we did not get term limits enacted we are doomed. A 30 year career in politics is NOT what the Founders intended.
Goes to show that the TP movement is NOT DEAD.
Unfortunately, Thad is a senator-for-life in the mode of James Eastland and John Stennis. The GOP in Mississippi is very conserative—heck, the few remaining conservative Democrats are in the Magnolia State, too.
But the Mississippi Republican Party is also clubby, with an established pecking order. I just don’t see anyone trying to push Thad aside, given his role as an elder statesman and one of the first Republicans elected to public office in the 20th Century.
If someone were smart, they’d fire Dan Jones, the idiot chancellor of the University of Mississippi and replace him with Thad. The job carries enough money and prestige to attract Mr Cochran’s interest; he has the Washington ties that colleges/universities value and he’d be a much better leader than Dan Jones.
As the GOP grows in MS, it is developing a deep and talented bench. But as long as Thad, Roger Wicker and others hang around, there’s no place for them to go.
Once enough Tea Party candidates win I hope a move is made for term limits.
Absolutely correct!!, If we did do not get term limits enacted we are doomed. A 30 year career in politics is NOT what the Founders intended.
CORECTION DO not DID
Mark Twain once said that a lawyer is nothing more than a paid liar. Look at the vast majority of elected officials we have in office.-—nuff said.
According to the MSM, all Democrat are moderate. You'll often hear of the "extreme right-wing" Republican, but you'll never hear or read of the "extreme left-wing" Democrat.
It was Zell.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.
What about the Dem who wanted to shoot Chris Matthews. Forget his name.
My take on these matters is those elected officials who worship at the alter of compromise are more enamoured with the process than with the substantive issues. Large numbers of voters long for candidates who have well defined principles and are willing to take the heat for abiding by their principles. These feelings may not be explicitly articulated, but if you carefully listen to when the average person is given the opportunity to express his or her views it is clear they what principled leaders.
The fact that anyone would be able to be in office 40 years pisses me off...Just look at the three pictures in the article. Those old bastards should have been put out to pasture about three million dollars ago.
That would have been impossible because there is no such thing as "the TEA party".
There are TEA parties all over the USA , I think there are 40+ registered TEA parties and ten of thousands of divergent members with no real connections, other than a set of common ideas.
I go to TEA party rallies in WPA and we have no real national ties, which is why it is almost impossible for the lefty crazies to defeat us.
We have no single spokesman or leader. It's just us.
John Kerry Laments Dick....John Kerry Lame Dick. There, fixed it.
No, the GOPe rigged it. Mittens never won the majority only the plurality of primary votes.
Right you are! This mess didn’t happen overnight and it will take more than a few voting cycles to correct our course, but staying on course is a must. We are
not astroturf, but rather deep rooted in our thinking and stamina. The Tea Party is alive and well.
I wanted to run down to the Church and ring the bell.
Let the fight begin here!
‘Nuff said indeed!
Fox and Friends just finsihed with former NJ senator Tom Bradley, lamenting the death of compromise and blaming the Tea party.
Only problem is that true leaders don’t compromise. The equation then becomes you win and they lose.
Now, check out the records of those spineless Republicans running for office and you will find that compromise is the cereal they eat for breakfast. That’s why we find ourselves in the current shape we are now in.
Get them out.....NOW!
There just wasn't anyone to get behind. The TP didn't blow anything. There just wasn't a viable alternative. Most of our best people are very new on the big stage...first term governors and senators. People can consider Palin as that person, but she would have faced a huge battle to win in the general. She could have done it, but she would have had to reverse public opinion...not easy to do. Other than Romney, the only viable options I can think of are Perry (who blew it), Daniels (who just doesn't have it), Jendal (who blew his opportunity with his terrible debut the 2009 GOP response), or DeMint (who didn't want it).
You have ruined my day by mentioning Trent Lott. I have lived a peaceful and satisfying life over the past years since he was out of office and I didn’t hear his name for years.
But now............I hear it again and my hate index went up 10 points on a scale of 1 to 10 for any and all Republicans who worked with and supported that scumbag.
He is the “bastard” that exemplifies all that is wrong with the Republican party.
“”Lugar fallout: GOP senators fret about ‘14””
GOOD. Maybe they will finally understand that We Mean Business.
May God guide our course.
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Tip O’Neil was a smart politician who did not let the perfect stand in the way of the good. He was smart enough to take what he could get, knowing he would be able to get more later. That kind of “incremental” Liberalism is what has led us to the disastrous situation we find ourselves in today. Lucky for us Harry Reid is too stupid to take what he can get from the mushy moderates in the GOP.
-—The hell with the permanent political class.——